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Turner Classic Movies has a cool new club called the TCM Backlot. They call it the ultimate fan club for everyone who loves Turner Classic Movies. The TCM Backlot is your ticket to go behind the scenes, attend private gatherings, […]

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For Mother’s Day, share some of these movies featured in my book, 50 Must-See Movies: Mothers. Claudia Before they went on to co-star in the luminous romance, “The Enchanted Cottage,” Dorothy McGuire and Robert Young played a young married couple […]

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Justin Timberlake and the cast of DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls” perform his new song, “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” Watch for James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Kunal Nayyar, and Timberlake’s mom!

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In honor of Mother’s Day, my ebook 50 Must-See Movies: Mothers will be free on Amazon through Monday, May 6-9, 2016. No relationship is more primal, more fraught, more influential, more worried over, more nourishing when good and more devastating […]

No one matters more to us than Mom and there is no one we can at the same time want everything and nothing from. We need their unconditional love and approval. We need them to always be glad to see […]

Many thanks to my friend John Hanlon for including me in his round-up of some of the harshest reviews of the awful “Mother’s Day.”

The most important element of any superhero movie is the villain. He (or she) has to pose a credible threat to humanity and challenge particular strengths and vulnerabilities of someone with extraordinary powers. In “Captain America: Winter Soldier” there was […]

The Smithsonian has paid tribute to Star Trek, one of the most beloved and influential television series of all time with an excerpt from a series a series of oral history interviews conducted over 30 years. The first volume of […]

It was bad enough when Marisa Tomei was cast as the elderly Aunt May in the next “Spider-Man.” But now the gorgeous Famke Janssen, who has played Jean Gray in the X-Men movies, says she will not be in the […]

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